Unsure the Supreme Court docket noticed this one coming — Brandy Bottone, who’s pregnant, is utilizing the controversial overturn of Roe v. Wade to combat a site visitors ticket in Texas … and her case may set precedent.
Brandy says she was 34 weeks pregnant when she bought pulled over in Dallas County for driving solo within the HOV lane. She says she instructed the cop her unborn fetus was her passenger — and he or she cited the SCOTUS determination as she said her case.
Brandy says, “I pointed to my abdomen and mentioned, ‘My child lady is correct right here. She is an individual.'”
She instructed the cop she did not need to get political, however the Supreme Court decision — which leaves it as much as states to ascertain abortion legal guidelines — signifies that in Texas, her fetus is an individual.
The cop did not purchase it, and wrote her a $275 ticket, however Brandy says she plans to combat this one in courtroom. She says Texas legislation deems “an unborn baby at each stage of gestation from fertilization to start” to be a person.
Brandy says the cop instructed her the HOV guidelines confer with “2 individuals outdoors of the physique.”
We’ll discover out when she goes to courtroom July 20. She says, “This has my blood boiling. How may this be truthful? In line with the brand new legislation, this can be a life. I do know this will likely fall on deaf ears, however as a lady, this was surprising.”
Relying on how excessive her case finally ends up going within the Texas courts, it may set a authorized precedent within the state — one we may see play out in different states the place new legal guidelines are redefining when life begins.